Chastity released their debut album, "Death Lust" on Friday July 13th.
The Low Down on "Death Lust"
"An artist with the versatility to work in dramatically different modes, from brittle bedroom indie pop to stormy shoegaze to raging post-hardcore ... the beauty of Death Lust lies in how Williams makes them all sound like part of the same continuum of disaffection, and how he approaches each mode with a pop songwriter’s ear for concision." - Pitchfork
"A concept album charting an arc from despair and isolation to community-minded conviction, with songs logging sonic references to scenes and genres like shoegaze, noise rock and hardcore; tracks like "Negative With Reason To Be" lift liberally from Deftones, but they're also marked with an emotional depth and artful dynamic shifts that speak for themselves." - Exclaim!
"From its macabre song titles – Choke, Scary, Suffer, Anoxia – to its overarching lyrical obsession with mortality, Williams has composed an album full of violence, dread and claustrophobia that somehow gives you catharsis in the end ... As harrowing as it can be, it’s transcendent rock music that feels unparalleled so far this year." - Now Magazine
07/23 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
07/24 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda
07/26 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
07/27 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
07/28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
07/29 - San Fransisco, CA @ Richshaw Stop
07/31 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
08/01 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
08/02 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux Lounge
08/03 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
08/04 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
08/07 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
08/08 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
08/09 - Toronto, ON @ Monarch Tavern
You can buy/stream Chastity's "Death Lust" here.
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Alvvays announced a string of North American tour dates this fall. You can get tickets at alvvays.com.
Calpurnia are making their television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight! Tune in to ABC at 11:35pm EST to join the fun.